Working Classical

Classical - Paul McCartney / EMI Classics

Album Release Date: 18.Oct.1999

Tracklisting

Junk
A Leaf
Haymakers
Midwife
Spiral
Warm And Beautiful
My Love
Maybe I'm Amazed
Calico Skies
Golden Earth Girl
Somedays
Tuesday
She's My Baby
The Lovely Linda

album notes

Released just one month after the release of his all-out rock and roll album Run Devil Run, Working Classical was another example of Paul re-contextualising his back catalogue, this time in an orchestral setting. Familiar songs include ‘My Love’ and ‘Maybe I’m Amazed’. But the album also saw Paul introduce some new pieces, such as ‘Spiral’ and ‘Midwife’, working alongside the London Symphony Orchestra and the musicians and arrangers Richard Rodney Bennett and Jonathan Tunick. The wordplay of the album's title was a way of making clear that despite his lofty ambitions, Paul was still a man of the people and hadn't forgotten where he came from. Once again, the album was a huge success in the classical charts.

Produced by John Fraser

Executive Producer: Paul McCartney
Balance Engineer: Arne Akselberg
Editors: Paul Baily, Caroline Haigh
Technical Engineers: Keith Smith, Eddie Klein
Mastered by: Steve Rooke

All tracks published by MPL Communications Ltd except tracks 7, 8, 13 published by Northern Song

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